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" is the best thing that we can find to explain the sequester. but first, the death of a great american city. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. this week, the news out of the midwest was that of a city in crisis. detroit, michigan, once the nation's richest city per capita, once the nation's fifth largest city, once a symbol of u.s. innovation, industry and success, is in such dire straits that the city is in need of an intervention. on tuesday afternoon, a panel of state-appointed experts released their findings that the city of detroit faces quote, a financial emergency, one which they say the city is not equipped to address. as a result, detroit may soon become the largest american municipality in history to file for bankruptcy. the decision may be left to just one person. if michigan governor rick snider decides to act on the panel's report and appoint an emergency financial manager, a decision expected to be made in the coming week. key findings of the six-person panel include that the detroit police department has more than 2,000 employees but no accurate information on how t
gutfeld. 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: america is on the brink of a fiscal fiasco and washington is at a stand still. the full blown campaign to pass the blame on republicans, carrying them a new on a sharpton's radio show. >> my sense is that the basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise tactaxes on wealthy individuals or corporations. >> from a communication standpoint is this a good idea to harness the ammunition? after the republicans say they are to blame? they are the ones that have the economy at a standstill in this country, because of the inability to act and do the right thing? >> from a communication standpoint you get more bees with honey. you would be able to accomplish more if you were civil. as an american and republican, i am disappointed in the president. he has distain for half the country. i would haven't said it. ewould not have sent him away for guy's weekend where he played golf for a weekend and come back to say my gosh, we have a crisis. we could have gotten it done a long time ago, the thing that is crazy is the parade
. >>> the city is preparing for a big five k walk. we will tell you who it benefits and some road closures you will want to know about. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, february 17th. i am mike mibach. >> i am claudine wong. >> good morning, rosemary. >> we have a good looking day and the cooling trends continues for the sunday. waking up with patchy fog and clouds. cool start once again. 30s and 40s into the bay area. temperatures will take a dip. i will tell you by how much. we will be tracking cold weather in the next week ahead. that is coming up. >>> runners are limbering up for what is a san francisco tradition. lorraine blanco is live in china town where they are celebrating the lunar new year. >> they are celebrating the year of the snake. >> people are setting up for the big five k walk. this is at the intersection of sacramento and grant street in san francisco's chinatown. it is the oldest and largest in the nation. the celebration is the biggest outside of asia. this event here attracts 1500 runners and benefits the ymca's youth and teen progra
. ♪ >> now for the happy segment. do you live in one of the most miserable cities in america? "forbes" magazine released its annual list for 2013 and the most miserable is detroit, the motor city earning the number within spot this year with its high crime rate, high unemployment and deep financial woes. forbes looked at unemployment, violent crime, taxes and commute times and the weather. most of the top ten included three cities from michigan, three from california and three from illinois. and then number ten, our great city here, new york. let's look at these pictures before and after in cadillac, michigan. this is the cadillac building, right? and that was before and after. that's the grand central station. greg, you noticed -- you pitched this story, which was a great one because you noticed a common denominator. >> yeah. almost all the mayors are democrat and the ones that claim they are democrats are very liberal, like michael bloomberg. he ran as a republican because he couldn't run as a democrat. it's funny, when you look at detroit, it looks like it was hit by a hurricane a
towns and cities from the southern plains north to illinois. >> and developing overnight, a hot air balloon packed with tourists takes a deadly plunge overseas. >> and snubbed by his own party. chris christie gets the cold shoulder, left off the list for a key republican event. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. i feel like i haven't seen you in days. >> you haven't. good morning to you. good morning to you. thanks for being with us. it's tuesday, february 26th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. happening right now, it is a raging blizzard, blasting the southern plains. leaving large parts of texas and oklahoma buried under more than a foot of snow. roads are impassable, drivers are stranded. this picture was sent to us from a reporter philip prince. a trucker stuck on interstate 40 about 50 miles east of amarillo. look at the conditions there. he says the highway has been shut down. he has been stuck for about eight hours when he finally took that picture. two people have been killed, one on an icy road in kansas, another at a home in oklahoma where t
>>> a gas line explosion triggers a massive fire in downtown kansas city, missouri. >> the heat from the fire came into my car. the windows were up but i could still feel the heat. >>> dogs are on the line as the deadline for massive budget cuts draws near. >>> and not credible. prosecutors say oscar pistorius's explanation for why he shot his girlfriend just doesn't add up. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, february 20th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. in kansas city, crews are working through the night looking for more victims of an parent gas explosion that rocked an upscale shopping center. two people are reported missing and at least 14 injured. cadaver dogs are searching the rubble of a restaurant that burnt to the ground. residents of nearby buildings were forced to evacuate, and the mayor was one of first people on the scene. >> what we're really trying to get a handle on right now is how many people were hurt, who are they, where are they and that's
me. downtown kansas city, missouri. >> the heat from the fire came into the car. my windows were up and i could feel the heat. >> dogs are on the line as the deadline for massive budget cuts draws near. >>> and not credible. prosecutors say oscar pistorius's explanation for why he shot his girlfriend just doesn't add up. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, february 20th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. in kansas city, crews are working through the night looking for more victims of an apparent gas close that rock add shopping mall. cadaver dogs are searching the rubble of a restaurant that burnt to the ground. residents of nearby buildings were forced to evacuate, and the mayor was one of first people on the scene. >> what we're really trying to get a handle on right now is how many people were hurt, who are they, what are they and that's kind of a moving target because we don't know who was there to begin with. >> witnesses say they smelled gas five hours before the blast and reported it to a construction crew wor
the equipment works and is accurate. -- -- and the car was not moving for 30 seconds. host: new york city is accused of rigging red lights in a class-action lawsuit. new york city is facing a class action lawsuit. the city accused of rigging lights to catch more drivers and right more tickets. -- write more tickets. isidor is a republican in washington, d.c. caller: in d.c. on new york avenue, as you entered the scene, they have the camera right there. if you are headed into maryland or coming into d.c., they have the gotcha camera. there are police on duty right after you run the red light camera to slow you down and give you a ticket even if you got the red-light ticket. what about the drug drivers? they're really not that concerned. it is a money machine. they're all over. host: do you think it makes use a for? caller: no. i'm not saying they could use speed bumps, and i don't think it makes us safer. if anything, i've seen it cause a lot of accidents, people slamming on breaks. host: story from the washington post. our question for you this morning is what you think of red-light camer
since resigned from her seat on the chicago city council. >> it would be hard for any family to go through what we've gone through publicly. >> the former congressman has been out of the public eye for the last eight months while being treated at the mayo clinic for a bipolar disorder. now jesse jackson senior releasing a statement thanking those who prayed for his son and family. he describes the hurt as indescribable and he hopes his son's apology will be accepted. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington thank you. >>> well they couldn't phone home after the software lab couldn't communicate with earth. the communications link went down. astronauts aboard had the problem fixed fewer than three hours later. >>> well, straight ahead, your wednesday morning weather. and in sports, it's a mad dash to the finish in east lansing as the hoosiers take on a tough michigan state squad. michigan state squad. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has a
condition it is aimed, growing the economy, job creation. at about that time, a report from kansas city is devoted to entrepreneurship. that landed on my desk with recommendations about what washington might do in order to enhance the chances that the united states is and would remain a country of entrepreneurs. we took those ideas and began the process of drafting legislation. at about that time, senator wide and introduced himself and said i have an issue that might be of interest to you. would you care to team up with me? we spent a short amount of time analyzing the issues of sopa and pipa and realizing much of the job growth and the additional revenues to the treasury or occurring because of the innovation of the technology sector. certainly start of companies can be from the person that decides it wants to open a dry cleaners to the latest in technology that originates and we see here at this trade show. where the greatest success seem to be was in the innovation arena, that technology arena, and it appeared to me that government was about to make a decision that was going to limi
's aging infrastructure? >> there fact is that -- baltimore is no different than any other city in the mid atlantic or the next. we have a lot of infrastructure that is aging. we can see it with bridges and tunnels and water and sewer systems. we're no different. we need to continue to invest and reinvest in the system. to keep up and modernize the system. that takes investment. >> reporter: bge says with the new increase customer's bills will typically be lower than 2009, because the cost of energy has dropped. >>> massive automatic spending cuts will take effect in less than a week. democrats are saying if the cuts go through on the 1st of march, everyone, from food inspectors to fbi agents will lose their jobs. but republicans are accusing the white house of using scare tactics the raise taxes. >>> among the many areas impacted if those cuts take effect maryland's airports. we could see widespread delays at bwi and smaller airports could shutdown. kai jackson with more on the looming travel crisis. >> reporter: a budget battle in washin
have been worse in the buros. all the major roadways are plowed and open and the city streets should be cleared by the end of the day. overnight, a foot of snow dumped on the big apple. some parts of eastern long island got up to 30 inches of snow. >> is any now a picture of what is happening in the weather world. gwen tolbert has been tracking the latest on the storm and changes in our forecast here. >> reporter: we dodged the bullet on this one and into the northeast, as you mentioned and taking a major hit. we'll look at radar and show you what is happening now can you see areas of northeastern maine dealing with a lot of snow there. other than that, it's dealing with the canadian maritime. other than, that not much is happening. the winds are strong, however, and that is causing an issue. as we go to the weather map, let's look at what is happening here at home. the satellite radar composite showing you we have some clearing skies as a ridge of high pressure starts building in for us and there is not a lot of activity. did we ever deal with strong winds? thing are improving searc
victims killed last year in gun violence in the city were under 18. he mentioned hadiya pendleton, the teenager gunned down a week after taking part in obama's inauguration festivities. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> the president said children from violence-laden opportunities need help to get ahead. >>> this week, a meteor shower, asteroid, and now a fireball? this happened in the bay area last night. folks in that area say it looked like a shooting star. cnn does not know the source of the lights, but we are efforting an official statement for you. [ crash ] >>> first it was a flash across the sky and sonic booms. now the cleanup begins a day after that pakistani lar meteor -- spectacular meteor blast shook russia. people are trying to repair the damage. more than 1,000 have been injured, most from shattered glass. phil black is in the area where this happened. how much damage are we talking about, and what's the cost look like? >> reporter: susan, i
of the school bus. >> that's right. elizabeth plan is in midland city, alabama with the very latest. good morning, what you can tell us? >> well, today is certainly a day for mourning as they lay to rest charles poland the man who protected those children. while we know the community is still waiting on baited breath for the safe return from that little boy. very little information from the sheriff's office. cancelled press conference. another one set for this morning. all eyes are on this man jimmie lee dykes. the sheriff's department tells us they are in constant communication with him. the little boy is being taken care of. meaning on this chilly morning there is heat inside of that underground bunker. is he getting coloring books and medication. as we know that bunker is stockpiled with god and other supplies. folks here really trying to stay strong. they are holding a prayer vigil every night right around 5:00 in the evening praying for that little boy. they hope he is brought home to his mother safely. listen here. >> my prayer is that there will be a miracle and that god will softe
in the past. grow up. host: jim is in bay city, michigan. republican. good morning. caller: good morning. i want to talk about this gas prices at four dollars per gallon. we have a president that all he talks about is solar and wind mills and stuff like that. it is ridiculous. we have oil up to our ears hear in this country, and environmentalists are the only thing stopping refineries and anything that makes it all. i wish they would go back to their caves where they belong. host: from "wall street journal," "florida governor supports broader medicaid," saying he wants the state to expand medicaid under the federal health law, taking him the seventh gop governor to back expansion of medicaid, along with michigan governor rick snyder and ohio governor john kasich. mr. scott said that he supports a three-year expansion as long as the federal government agrees to keep its commitment to pay 100% of the cost during this time. he called a compassionate, commonsense step forward. president obama's original 2010 health law called for the us to pay 100% of the cost for three years." that is in "wall
, kansas, not nashville, tennessee. in kansas city, they picked up 9.2 inches of snowfall. you can still see it for areas like nebraska, minnesota and into wisconsin. chicago, you've picked up about .81 inches of snowfall. that's welcomed but still not a lot. looking at a wintry mix from this last storm system, bringing some of that through to west virginia, ohio, and down through the south our other story is going to be flooding. we'll talk more about that flooding over the next couple of days. see these numbers up towards areas like in minnesota, three inches of snow. down toward regions like tennessee, even into georgia, we're going to see potentially three to six inches of rainfall. you see a line of storms moving through and this is going to continue to pile up. and this means worry going to be dealing with a flood threat over the next couple of days. there's also a chance for some winter weather to move through parts of the northeast. it looks like some new watches and advisories were just issued. it looks like in some locations we could pick up about six inches of snowfall. some l
better the temperature in new york city, 37 degrees and it's actually going to be mild across the northeast all the way down to florida. florida is going to be seeing highs into the 80s across southern parts of the state. 76 in the city of tampa, new york city, 46 degrees for high temperature. take a look at portions of the upper midwest. it will be cold day. minneapolis, high temperature is only going to be 3 degrees. that is warm as it is going to get. you factor in the wind and windchill at the moment north central are frigid. it feels like 35 below zero in fargo. we do have a storm system that is impacting portions of great lakes down to the southeast with areas of heavier rain but overall this system is going to be quick mover. doesn't have a lot of moisture. snowfall amounts in the studio that are going to be relatively lighted where you see the white during the morning hours, otherwise portions of maine could see up to ten inches of snow. that is where we have the winter storm winning. out in west, stormy weather expected. we have a new storm that is going to be impacti
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in the city in ohio and if i did not have a public pension i think that would have been working for the rest of my life. an earlier caller mentioned pensions being affected, but when this crisis happened, you had to have some faith in the economic system. when you look at what happened during the depression, we came out of it. i figured at that time that the country would eventually come out of it. where would we have been five years later? nowhere. i have a tendency to side with the republicans, but at the same time i still think that some of those protections were warranted for people. into the system you get so many people on fox news, knocking down public pensions. the average person in ohio makes about $26,000 per year. all of that talk about locking down those pensions is just bad, really bad, they should stop it. host: what is your pension look like? tell us about it. caller: it is not a bad tension. they did change this, it has changed. you are able to retire at 55, but they changed it to 57. you need 25 years in the system to do that. most people will go for 30 years in ohio. i am a
york city, take newman's postal truck and they could save then on transportation, and drive the bottles and cans to michigan where they pay higher for the recycle rate. >> alisyn: ten cents per bottle. >> clayton: and this ended up being a funny episode. take a look. >> and mi 10 cents. >> that's michigan, michigan you get 10 cents. >> 10 cents? >> yeah, wait a minute, 5 cents here and 10 cents there, you could round up bottles here and-- >> that doesn't work. >> you overload your inventory and blow your margins on gasoline, it doesn't work. >> you're not talking that michigan deposit bottle scam. >> no, no, i'm off that. >> you are. >> oh, yeah, everywhich way, couldn't crunch the numbers, drove me crazy. >> alisyn: life is now imitating art. or that was art imitating life, i don't know, this is happening in michigan people from other states are driving in their bottles to collect and it's bankrupting michigan. >> tucker: well, basically eastern michigan is bankrupt anyway, this is what you get passing a dumb law like this, aluminum and glass, are valuable for licensing, and you don't
newark to new york city, all the way through hartford and connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. as that system drives up to the north, they get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of the storm you get rain. right along the coastal areas, where you see the flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal areas that were devastated by sandy, you get a real impact from the wa
is personal. i've seen the tent cities firsthand. i have spoken with the women. i have counseled the victims and witnessed the scars of indignation and pain. i feel the anguish in my bones. but i also feel the hope. let's work together to ensure that no woman in haiti, no woman in this hemisphere or in this world has to bear the indignity of sexual violence. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. the constitution of the united states of america was written to put in statute the limits of government's authority over citizens. it does not bestow rights or permit freedoms upon american people. rather, it delimits what government of the people, by the people and for the people can and cannot do. since well before our country's founding, americans have exercised the right to keep and bear arms, a right formerly protected by the ratification of the second amendment in 1791. as a life-long defender of seco
, etc. if every city and mitropoulos got hit hard on home building and retail and began to look up there traded sectors and began to look at the advance manufacturing sectors and basically would say, what do they need to survive and prosper? and do we have a skills problem? do we have an infrastructure problem? do we have an innovation break down, essentially between research and development, a prototype, development? this will basically follow the health of the cluster and particularly with small and medium-sized firms, what are they doing to essentially help lee is relatively small firms? -- help these small firms.?? >> john, said a funny thing. you said no matter how much the government screws up, caltech will still be caltech and m.i.t. will still be m.i.t. outside the beltway, it is a different reality and you talked about public and private partnerships at the local level. can you talk about why they are so important and maybe share your story about how you see the power partnerships? >> i did not mind it versus the real world. i spend most of my time with the company's seen
to happen, rather than arbitrary cuts. host: a lot more stories about your largest city, detroit, and its economic issues. what is the future of that city? guest: detroit has many great things going on, young people moving in, some great projects going on. the challenge in detroit is city government. it is not a recent issue. there are good people in the recent administration. this goes back for decades. the city government is unsustainable in terms of its finances. it needs to provide better services. we have had a review team looking at the finances. one of the question it asks is, do we need to take additional steps to get detroit's finances together? oddly partner with the city to get that happening? detroit will be a great city again. caller: what is happening in detroit is disgraceful. you run for office. you get in, you get that power, and all good ideas run out of your mind. it seems like all of the government, including state, is bought and sold to the highest bidder. you start off with a decent salary, and then when you all come out of office, your millionaires. who pays? it is
new york city. caller: good morning. what you just read in the article, it makes the case why religious institutions ought not to be tax-exempt and get all the tax breaks that they do. they are using their tax breaks to hire lawyers that are costing the taxpayers even more money to basically just have a normal secular society. this issue of birth control, the rest of the world is laughing at us that we are even controverting over it. it should not even be an issue on the table. again, the tax-exempt status for religious institutions, i do not know if there are organizations that are trying to repeal this tax-exempt status, but i never really heard of a program on c- span about it, but these organizations, these religious institutions -- it is the tax breaks they get. host: nick from fairview, tennessee. on the independent line. caller: this is a ploy. socialists like the kennedys and obama, they will vilify -- if they cannot get it right, kruschev said, we will take two steps forward, and one step backward. we no longer live under a constitutional republic. liberals claim that
. >> this is a shocking, shocking discovery out of kansas city, missouri. a teenager found chained to a pipe in the basement by his own parents. local police found the 17-year-old after responding to a tip from a neighbor who suspected he was being abused. the special needs teen told police he had been locked up down tlp since september. casey wine is live for us in kansas city, missouri. casey, what do we know about this? >> reporter: well, we know this is a very horrific incident, according to the police report, hard to imagine that a 17-year-old young man, apparently a mentally challenged young man would be locked in a basement and handcuffed for much of the time to a steel pole since september. now, let me show you where this took place. you can see the house behind me. down at ground level you can see that sliver of light. that is the basement where the police report says they found this 17-year-old teen handcuffed to a steel support pole. they say when they found him, he was on the ground in a fetal position and they said that the first words he spoke to them were "i didn't do anything
, and the city was in tough shape as a lot of cities are today. what did you do when you got in there? was one of your first things not that you didn't tell people the truth about the existing condition? >> the very first thing i did it, and i did it for a solid year, in fact, six months going back into the campaign is tell people just how bad the situation was, that we had to cut everything, that if we did it right over the course of time, we could replenish those cuts and grow and grow and grow. and fortunately that's exactly what happened. but the first thing you've got to do is convince your supporters to get on board. and i think he could do it. he's popular now. >> so are you saying he should be talking about cuts and different things that he's offered to the republicans to his base? >> first he should talk to harry and nancy. he should bring them in and say, you were there -- >> come on, guys. >> you were with me on health care. you've got to lead on this. >> pelosi certainly didn't sound like she agreed with really being realistic. >> he's got to get the two of them on board first. >>
of all in delays. >> flights to major cities like new york san francisco and others could experience delays up to 90 barbatose during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> longer lines, of course because there will be for sure tsa employees. so the secretary pointed out they are going to be delays and there are going to be a lot of flights cancelled. they won't be able to handle the normal flow of aircraft. we will have to slow them down. imagine, you know, you are taking off. you know how much -- we get annoyed if it's a 15-minute delay. now, a 90-minute delay sitting on the tarmac or circling 90-minute delays and the secretary also released a list of cities where they are just going to shut down the airport if they don't have enough fliefts, they will transfer people from smaller airports to bigger airports to help fill in the gap. you can go, i am sure, into the department of transportation. boca raton, hilton head and sort of these mid-size kind of cities, just going to shut the tower down, shut the airport down. and one ques
will be right back. @í >> 22 minutes past the hour, this is your fox news minute. in kansas city, search crews found the remains of one person at the site of last night gas explosion and fire that destroyed a restaurant. authorities have not said if the bodies that of the missing female restaurant employee last seen before the blast. 50 people injured, six are still hospitalized. defense secretary warning congress the vast majority of dod 800,000 civilian workers will be placed on administrative furloughs if forced spending occurred. it is scheduled to hit on march 1. former illinois congressman jesse jackson junior pled guilty to misusing $750,000 of campaign funds. facing roughly four years in prison at the june sentencing. jackson's wife, sandra, great gy took the deal earlier with federal prosecutors and is due in court later this afternoon. those are your headlines. now back to ashley. ashley: thank you very much, we appreciate that. good news is still bad news. americans approval rating of congress rising last month by a whopping 1%, that is still 50% of americans actually approve of con
're working with states and cities who have filed lawsuits. and the other way to get that information is the result of lawsuits that have been filed, discrimination lawsuits. so that is some place you can start. but when you have national organizations who are willing, particularly black police officers, who are willing to step out on the front lines to give you that data and that information, i would encourage you to communicate with them. >> all right. well, this has been an extraordinarily informative panel and you see by the testimony so to speak of these experts that this is a vital and critical problem that we have to confront. and it has real consequences on actually existing people, on flesh and blood folk, most of whom are ours. whether black or latino or asian or indigenous people or the like. the reality is all of this intellectual and academic and cerebrally intense stuff we're talking about has application. that's no reason to dislodge the centrality of the academic and the abstract and the theory because the reality is, given what this panel has spoken about, and profess
of thoughtfulness that needs to happen, rather than arbitrary cuts. host: a lot more stories about your largest city, detroit, and its economic issues. what is the future of that city? guest: detroit has many great things going on, young people moving in, some great projects going on. the challenge in detroit is city government. it is not a recent issue. there are good people in the recent administration. this goes back for decades. the city government is unsustainable in terms of its finances. it needs to provide better services. we have had a review team looking at the finances. one of the question it asks is, do we need to take additional steps to get detroit's finances together? -- working better? oddly partner with the city to get that happening? detroit will be a great city again. that is critically important for the future of michigan. caller: what is happening in detroit is disgraceful. look. you run for office. you get in, you get that power, and all good ideas run out of your mind. it seems like all of the government, including state, is bought and sold to the highest bidder. you start off
leavy in oklahoma city and public service as a u.s. magistrate in the western district of oklahoma. as evidence of his career and distinction, when judge bacharach was chosen to be a magistrate judge from a pool of many well-qualified candidates, the chief judge characterized the decision as an easy one. since that time, his colleagues have characterized his service as remarkable, demonstrating superb judicial temperament and a real asset to the western district family and the legal community. as with any position in the judicial branch that comes with a lifetime appointment, the senate must deliberate carefully, and we did and gave all the thought to this nominee, and as was shown and clearly demonstrated by a unanimous vote of confirmation. you don't see this very often but you saw it with judge bacharach. so i appreciate the opportunity to support him today and to have been able to call and be the first to congratulate him in this new part of his career, which we will be very, very proud and i can assure the chair and all the rest of them that this is a guy that we will always b
it's indiscriminate killing, and in the old days you'd throw a rock over the walls of the city, and you didn't see who you killed. if the prophet muhammad used catapults, that means if he lived today, he would use nuclear weapons. people tend to say, oh, that's just religion, people are rational. which isn't quite true. religious fault lines in the middle east are critical. i think once iran goes nuclear, i think we're going to have a severe shia/sunni fortnight, threatening the sunni dominance in the world -- in the middle east. we will probably see very close to that a pakistani, a nuclear presence, a pakistani-extended deterrence in saudi arabia. the saudis finance the pakistani nuclear program. they have a prior agreement with them that if saudi arabia calls for it, they will provide them with nuclear weapons. i doubt that the pakistanis will just deliver a bomb. they would probably station elements in the region, and this would, is going to raise a question regarding for the first time a pakistani second-strike capability against india which would certainly complicate the
of the very practices under shaken by the city units that you once operated. for example, as treasury secretary he would be responsible for coordinating implementation of the so-called looker rules, which is intended to separate proprietary trading from the federally insured financial activities. you stated that you support the rule, and yet you were the chief operating officer for the units engaged in the sort of the activities the rule was meant to prevent. therefore if you were to be confirmed it could lead to an awkward situation in which your role as the chair of the fsoc from tester of the fsoc coming to effectively saying to the financial firms do as i say, not as i did. now these are not trivial matters. indeed, they bear directly on your qualifications to serve as the next treasury secretary. if the committee was given time to examine the record more thoroughly before today's hearing, i'm sure many of the questions that have already been answered. we have to explore some of these matters here today. finally, i just want to mention that when we met the nomination i told you th
because it happened very quickly without a single fire shot. we know what happened next. out into the city they went. this is where it gets quite fascinating. once they came out of the airport, somewhere down around here, look at all of the art rarelies that they could have gone to. if you think about it, just driving 30 miles per hour in five minutes they could have been beyond that radius in almost any direction, wolf. it's been an extraordinary story of how they were organized, the whole thing from beginning to end took about 11 minutes and then they were gone without a trace. they found a burned out vehicle that they think is connected to this but they don't know if it was the direction they went or anything else. the bottom line is, the diamonds are gone. if you want a sense of what $50 million in diamonds looks like, take a look at this. this bag has half a million small diamonds in it. if you want to have $50 million worth of diamonds, what you have to have is that many bags full of diamonds like that. so it's an extraordinary robbery but getting rid of it, wolf, will be the real ch
of the world's international cities. people coming from all backgrounds. you are well placed to understand what immigration and the opportunities and contributions that immigrants and those who come to this country for a better opportunity can contribute. and i thank you so very much for your leadership and your presence here today. welcome, fellow texans. i yield back. >> i now turn to the former chairman of the committee and the gentleman from san antonio, texas. mr. smith, ford 15 seconds of welcome. >> yes, i would like to welcome the mayor. as we both know, san antonio is a wonderfully livable, tri-cultural city. and he has done a great job representing us in so many ways. i also want to say that i enjoyed serving with your brother in congress, who was sitting behind you as well. >> welcome to all of our witnesses, and we begin with mr. vivek wadhwa. >> thank you for letting me speak with you. being here in washington dc, everything about being here, we worry about china, whether they are going to be the road to the future. we worry about shortages and everything in the world. when you are
, in some of the larger cities and then some smaller independent operators in smaller cities. a good part of the traffic has been people who stream it online. that is pretty dedicated following. in fact, with the very large online content it was 40% of that comes from the united states. >> host: so that is the appetite? >> guest: there is appetite clearly. online streamers. >>ing are fresh should have content to have people cross over. >> al-jazeera purchased current tv in december last year. just month 1/2 ago. how about expanding the american audience. who will you reach right now? >> potentially estimated 50 million viewers. if you talk going 4 1/2 million homes to 50 million homes, obviously a great leap forrd -- forward. one of the things we fought for years was distribution in the meshes. this opens some eyeballs to us and we hope we'll give people a chance to see our coverage, to sample it from those that haven't seen it and provide another platform for the core audience that we already have. >> here are some facts about al-jazeera english channel. it is a 24 hour global news netwo
against gun control. gun safety. and questions were raised at the time of the oklahoma city bombing. he had a lot of ties to militia movements. he received a coded message presumably alerting his office or whoever whoever the fax was addressed to, that something was coming. there was an investigation about did he turn over that message quickly enough to the authorities. he eventually was cleared but there was a cloud of suspicion. there were articles and articles written about it. this is a guy whose ideologiology guns and militia fits squarely in the ted nugent view. in this cases, it is not surprising at all that he would bring them. >> bill: we'll continue to take your comments at bpshow and by phone at 1-866-55-press. unless john boehner steps up and says wait a minute, we do have certain standards here, ted nugent will be in the gallery tonight at the state of the union. i dare him. you know also -- you know what already pisses me off is the cameras will be focused on him and when president obama is talking about gun control, it will be a split screen. president obama and ted nugen
, small businesses budgets, cities budgets, churches budgets, schools budgets. my state of north carolina budgets. but washington does not. instead, year after year budgetless washington spends every single cent of the money it takes from the american people and $1 trillion more. not since 2009 has the democrat senate bothered to pass a budget. and not since 2010 has president obama submitted his plan for a budget on time. when you don't plan, it's easy to overcommit, and when a country overcommits year after year after year, it ends up $16.4 trillion in debt. that doesn't just rob our future, it hurts americans looking for jobs today. while government spending ballooned $8.5 -- 8.5 million more people have given up looking for work since 2009. mr. speaker, the unchecked spending has got to stop. it's time to get this government on a budget. it's time for the president to submit a credible plan. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and
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